Edmund Turges

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Edmund Turges (c. 1450–1500) thought to be also Edmund Sturges (fl. 1507–1508) was an English Renaissance era composer who came from Petworth, was ordained by Bishop Ridley in 1550,[1] and joined the Fraternity of St. Nicholas (the London Guild of Parish Clerks) in 1522.[2]

Several works are listed in the name of Turges in the Eton Choirbook, which survived Henry VIII's Dissolution of the Monasteries between 1536 and 1541. Turges also has a Magnificat extant in the Caius Choirbook, and compositions in the Fayrfax Boke.[3] A Kyrie and Gloria are ascribed to Sturges in the Ritson Manuscript. At least two masses and three Magnificat settings have been lost, as well as eight six-part pieces listed in the 1529 King's College Inventory.[4]


Selected works include:

  • Gaude flore virginali
  • Magnificat
  • Kyrie
  • Gloria


  1. ^ Sussex archaeological collections relating to the history and...Volume 42. Sussex Archaeological Society. 1899. p. 21. 
  2. ^ Archaeologia: or Miscellaneous tracts relating to antiquity: Volume 56, Part 1. Society of Antiquaries of London. 1898. p. 99. 
  3. ^ Davey, Henry (2006). History of English Music. p. 105. 
  4. ^ "Edmond (S)turges". Retrieved 16 February 2011.